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route, the hungary border. we start with rob. tell us what these refugees face when they actually come into germany. >> well, they face a process that begins with registering here at the train station. they're given a cursory medical check. some who have medical problems are taken away in ambulances, and they -- authorities here in the state of which munich is a part explained to reporters a system whereby a number of temporary shelters have been set up in places like large schools, disused convention centers around things like that, a real network of them. it appears to be organized in a very orderly fashion. earlier, we saw a train arrive
from austria. there were about 100 refugees onboard, very weary people, with a sense of relief, all about them and speaking to them, you really get some amazing stories. i talked to a young man who said that he had to leave his family behind, his mother and father and the rest of his family, because he had been arrested for political activities. he said he's been tortured in the jails of president bashar al assad of syria. another woman, an elderly woman, who said she fled syria made almost the entire journey on foot. we asked her when she stepped off the train what her hopes were to stay here in germany for the future. she said i just want to rest. i hope i can stay here in germany in my the end of my life, because this seems to be a country with a lot of humanity.
the germans say this is a very emotional experience. one volunteer bridging the language gap came from the middle east years ago and now is a german citizen. he said we have to do our part and said europe has to do its part, germany can't handle this entire burden all by itself. every hand is needed, every helping hand. >> rob, which brings me to my next question to you, how germany is dealing with these in connection and what the refugees are saying about perhaps a permanent solution. >> it's really a work in progress. there was an emergency situation in hungary, no question about it, and austria and germany decided to suspend the existing
rules of the european union and allow those refugees to come straight in. normally, the refugees supposed to stop in the first country of their arrival in the e.u. and apply for refugee status there. that seems to have gone out the window because the reef gees were determined and strong willed about getting to germany. there is a meeting scheduled today in berlin among politicians, members have chancellor angela merkel and others talks about housing and stipends. that may top 10 billion euros this year, but the chancellor says in spite of that large ticket, there will be no
possibility that germany will have to raise taxes or go into a deficit situation. then there is another development south of here in and you say try i can't where the chancellor said there has to be an emergency meeting, a summit meeting of all the e.u. member states to discuss common immigration refugee policies, and a fair distribution of refugees among states. as you know, as we've reported, as others reported, hungary and also poland, slovakia and others do not want those refugee quotas imposed upon them. >> rob, thank you very much for that update. rob was just mentioning our reporter on the austrian side of the border with hungary where there are thousands waiting to make that trip.
>> that's right, in fact dozens more have crossed over from hungary into austria. this parking lot that we're in on the border with austria and hungary was full of hundreds of refugees throughout the night, even this morning. most of them have left, gone to the train station where they are put on trains and taken to vienna. there was a real sense of relief from the refugees i have spoken with today to finally be in austria and out of hungary. we spoke with the spokesperson for local police here to ask him about the complicated lodge san francisco of taking care of the refugees perfect here's what he had to say. >> we had a face a situation that was a big challenge for us, for austrian police, since
yesterday morning. along the whole day to yesterday, we had to face about 8,000 people just to come into over the border and just to have -- to give them shelter and to bring them, transport them to vienna and that other direction. yesterday, we had several trains, extra trains, about 14 the whole day. they transported around 400, 300 to 400 people each transportation well and we transported 6,500 people, not only by trains but also by buses, which drove to vienna and other barracks in austria. >> i can tell you that in the overnight hours and this morning, it was quite cold and most refugees i was speaking with, the majority of them from syria were sleeping outside and yet despite that, they said that they got all the supplies that they needed once try crossed, blankets, sweaters, shoes, food and water and they were so happy
for that. yesterday, as we were about to cross over into austria from hungary, we found a woman from syria. she said she and her children almost drowned crossing turkey into greece and how she's so grateful to have gotten into austria on this desperate journey. here's her story. >> the road has been longer and more dangerous for her than she ever could have imagined. >> terrible, terrible, bad situation. >> never worse for the english teacher from syria than when she, her husband and three children found themselves on a boat that started to sink after they'd set off from turkey, but before they'd reached greece. >> when we were in the boat in the sea, i was standing on one leg and raising my son on the
other one in order to get him up from the water, because the water was still here and the surface of the sea was up to here. >> rescued by the greek coast guard, she and her family then set off again. a few days back, they wound up in hungary. >> they took us to the camp, to one of the camps as if we are in a prison. >> every setback has only made her more determined to reach germany. >> yeah, yeah. i will try and i'll do it, because we tried three times in hungary to get to germany, and we were prevented. >> she tells me europeans need not fear refugees like her. >> we want to live in peace. we don't want to take anyone other's money or house or job, not at all. >> having made it this far, morale among these travel companions is growing. >> for this family, there is now a palpable sense of relief as they were just a few steps away
from hungary said border with austria, just right over there. they tell me they are hoping that they have now come close to the end of their desperate journey. >> once in austria, they are greeted by a welcoming aid worker. >> does anyone speak english? >> yeah. >> ok. >> the moment brings a catharsis more complicate than she had anticipated. >> i am happy that i did it, that terrible journey, but i'm also sad and sorry for my family. they are still at home. i wish they would be safe. i wish they would be safe from the war. >> how so? >> they hope so, too.
>> al jazeera on the border have austria and hung where are. >> there are a few thousand more who arrived in the greek port. they traveled by ferry from the island of lesbos. they are mainly from syria, iraq and afghanistan. fighting with police, they say local authorities are not providing assistance and not processing them quickly enough to continue their journey. >> the head of the roman catholic church has called on every parish and religious community in europe to take in one refugee family. pope francis was speaking after his customary sunday address in the vatican. he said that two parishes will each take in a family of refugees in the coming days. >> tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing war and hunger and marching towards life's hope.
we must give them concrete hope. i ask more rushes, religious communities, monasteries all over europe to shelter families of refugees. >> canadian relatives of two syrian toddlers lieu drowned have held a vigil in vancouver. the 3-year-old, 5-year-old and their mother were among 12 who died when their boat capsized last week. the children's aunt said if she hasn't sent the money to pay the smuggler, the boys would still be alive. >> still to come: >> this is my life. i can't do anything else. >> we hear from nigeria's small scale gold diggers. the government wants them to pay taxes. >> i'm reporting from inside thailand's parliament in bangkok where a vote has seen the countries political uncertainty
extended. >> former champion andy murray takes sixth place in the u.s. open. >> two policeman have been killed in turkey fighting with p.k.k. rebels. gunfire and explosions were heard. the p.k.k. fired rocket propelled grenades at police trying to fill in ditches dug by the group. the govern's office imposed a curfew, ordering residents to remain indoors. >> 21 iraqi soldiers and popular mobilization forces have been killed in a string of attacks. 13 died near the isil controlled capital of anbar. eight were killed after isil shelled a camp east of fallujah.
>> saudi's carried out airstrikes in the yemen capital sanna. the special headquarters forces were targeted. they are controlled by the houthi rebels and forces loyal to the forme former president ai abdullah saleh. >> the head of unicef in yemen said the widespread humanitarian crisis in the country needs to be addressed. >> the bomb be has escalated over the last few days. while the hospital has not been hit, what tends to happen is that the windows and doors of the structures nearby any bomb sites are damaged and there is flying glass and then the huge jean that relates to that. the staff in the hospital did not feel safe, remained in the hospital overnight.
this is just a much broader impact object civilian structure. 15 million yemenis need access to basic health care and are not getting it at the moment. there is restriction on imports coming into the country, so the trade routes have become hampered by the conflict and so essential be drugs are no longer flowing in in the private or public sector alongside all the other imported goods such as food and other basic items, which are no longer flowing into the camp as they had in the past. >> polls have opened in guatemala to select a new president after months of political turmoil. it follows weeks of protest and a resignation of president molina who stepped down and was subsequently jailed on corruption charges.
he is held in a military prison, denying wrongdoing. >> in guatemala, mass protests against corruption began in april. in may, the vice president resigned on the same day the multi-million dollar customs fraud came to light. then there was a string of top government officials to follow. the president maintained his innocence. tuesday, congress voted to strip him of his immunity, leaving him vulnerable to impeachment. by thursday, he had resigned and been arrested. presidential elections have still gone ahead. we are joined from guatemala city. tell us about the polls we understand have now opened. >> that's right. that's right.
voting has just started here in guatemala. there's 14 candidates vying to be the country's next president for the next four years. amongst the top of an does a torres, a former first lady, and her campaign has been touched by scandal. there's manuel bogozan, a milliona businessman. his vice presidential running mate is accused of money laundering, jimmy morales is a t.v. comedian who's lack of political experience has shot up in his favor. from those we've spoken to over the past week, they say none of the candidates really offers a definite solution to this political crisis that this country's facing right now. >> so this really comes at quite a challenging time, david, in guatemala's history. talk us through how these elections have actually been affected.
>> well, that's right. that's right. >> corruption is a common theme here in guatamala politics. people are keen to keep a sharp eye out on the candidates and politicians to make sure they know they are being watched. >> thank you for that update from guatemala city. >> venezuela has allowed school children to cross the closed border with colombia. 1500 who attend schools in venezuela have now been allowed through.
the venezuela president has shut border crossings and deported colombians in recent weeks, saying it was to cross down on cross border crime. >> thailand's military appointed reform council rejected a new constitution. it would have paved the way for a referendum, possible an end to military rule. the army seized power last year suspending the constitution. the junta said a new charter would bridge divides in the community but the draft criticized as undemocratic. a new committee will write another draft, delaying elections until at least 2017. we have this report. >> a return to any form of democracy seems to be slipping further away for thailand. outside parliament, protestors wanted their voices heard. that's not allowed under the military government that seized power in a coo last year. inside, it was something of a
farewell bash for the so-called national reform council, which was hand picked by the army. their last task was to vote on a new constitution, one seen by many as a way for the army to consolidate and legitimize its power. >> the delays and time-buying tactics are par for the course. the people who are in power want to remain in power. they want to call the shots. >> but the charter was thrown out. the reform council voted against it, meaning the process goes back to the beginning. the draft constitution was condemned as undemocratic, but with its rejection, the military government has an accuse to delay elections yet again and extend its stay in power. >> given those who wrote and voted on the charter were voted by the army and still rejected it provokes suspicion that the whole process was a delaying tactic. some say the longer the army and supporters stay in power, the
greater the risk of conflict. >> the conflict will not be resolved by relying on the rulings of the game and that means it will tend to lead to either violence for maybe even another coup d'etat. >> now a new constitution has to be written, which will take six months. this version will stay in the boxes and thailand's political uncertainty goes on. al jazeera, bangkok. >> joining us from seoul is a political commentator. thanks for being with us on al jazeera. given the fact that those who actually wrote the constitution were chosen by the military, the leaders effectively, why would it be rejected? >> i think your report is correct to say that it is suspicious, that it is a
delaying game. the bottom line is this delaying came has come to conclusion that it will turn out this way due to several last minute factors that came in. the junta itself realized that the situation right now is less stable than it expected three or four months ago. one of the examples of how unstable the situation in thailand could be, the bombing incidents in thailand where investigation is starting to reveal that perhaps, perhaps, we don't know for sure, but perhaps it has something to do with the miscalculated actions by the junta to repatriate mike grants back to china. the economy is asia is not doing that good and also the people have come out strongly against at least the politicians themselves strongly against the draft that was rejected today. i think the decision ultimately made today is for the junta to remain very tightly grabbing the
power. >> what was the most contentious issue for you? >> certainly, the most contentious issue has to do with the extension of the power of the junta in disguise form. we've heard so much about the special council, special committee in terms of crise, envisaged by this executive power in times of crisis. >> could this still be included in the next constitution? how much of the rejected constitution will be included in the next one that needs to be rewritten. >> you don't need to wait for the new constitution. actually the current constitution, the interim already provides such power to the military junta, they can supersede legislative and also judicial powers in thailand, so the bottom line is, the situation in thailand looks even
grimmer. the junta is even more anxious about the state of politics not just in thailand, but the whole region. they have a little hope that this rejection of the draft constitution will allow the thai people to be energized enough to come out and demand for the restoration of democracy in thailand. >> ok, thank you very much for speaking to us from seoul. >> now the weather with rob. europe's changing season has been producing ping pong sized hail. >> you are right. we had some just a few days ago, as the cooling weather pushed through france and spain. that's gone as far south as italy. we've got cooling air over the very warm mediterranean does bruce thunderstorms. you see it growing here across the bay of naples and beyond. i'll stop it there.
first of all, you can see over the side of the boat, over the water. this looks like jumping fish to me. it's not jumping fish. that is what these hailstones did, bringing the water up. even over land, they bounced quite readily. they really were quite nasty and they did do some damage there. the storms have blown through. they were largely over water, and now it's quite well spread out, now near the curling head of these frontal systems. they took away 20 degrees from most places. the heavy rain, thunder has been near sweden, stockholm, in the last several hours. ukraine and western side of russia, the cool is still taking place with rain. where has the heat gone? we know where it used to be.
it used to be down in the bottom right hand core, virtually all disappeared now. the real change of season is virtually complete. 47 degrees in turkey. that's it. >> one of the three al jazeera journalists sentenced to jail by an egyptian court said he doesn't blame all of egyptian for what happened. peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohammed were sentenced to three years behind bars. peter greste was deported in egypt. >> this ring, i wear a ring here. this is an egyptian ring, and i water it to remind myself that it's not egypt to put me in prison, it's a couple of judges that did it. their institutional flaws did it. i'm trying to use these forums
to remind egypt of why these issues matter. journalists freedom is written into egypt's own constitution. >> waiting for a ticket out of iraq. we'll meet the african refugees desperate to reach europe. >> violent protests in nepal over proposed changes to the constitution. >> coming up in sport, what this australian golfer needs to do to reach the number one spot. that story is coming up a little later.
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>> the top stories, thousands of refugees are continuing their journey across europe, being taken in buses across the hungary border into austria. they're being put on trains to germany where they can claim asylum. >> millions of guatemalans head to the polls sunday to elect a new leader following months of protests at the alleged involvement of the president who resigned earlier this week. >> thailand's army appointed national reform council voted against a new draft for a constitution. if passed, it would have paved the way for a referendum and possible end to military rule. >> back to our top story and the refugees making their way across europe. they are following two main routes. one begins ins libya where thousands of refugees have boarded ships to italy.
from there, they travel on to france and germany. the other route is mostly syrians traveling into turkey and on to coasts in greece. the path continues through macedonia, serbia and hungary. that's where they waited for days before moving on. most say germany is their final destination. more than 100,000 refugees entered in august. germany expects 800,000 refugees and migrants this year, four times last year's level. let's speak to leonard doyle from dublin. thanks for being with us. why is it that these refugees want to make germany the final destination. why is it seemingly more open than our countries to take them in? >> germany has a long tradition of being open to migrants and refugees and in this case, the germans are leading in europe, leading with their moral conscience and outach and
care. this is a lucky thing, because so many european countries have been very weak in their support for migrants and refugees. we are thankful to others, including sweden. >> are you hoping there will be more of a permanent solution when it comes to refugees entering europe? the whole process has been described by some as incoherent with the different countries having different policies. >> indeed it is, because you call them refugees, many are refugees, but some are economic migrants. it's important to remember that. some are people who have been trafficked or people who are unaccompanied minors. there is a mixed migration going on. nevertheless, they are all deserving of care and consideration. the germans are leading and that's the important thing. other countries need to step
forward. i think what's happening now is that the political opinion, public opinion in europe is ahead of the politicians, and the incidents of last week, the deaths of people in a truck in austria in a ship off lampedusa and the sight of that poor syrian child has really affected the conscience of europe and they're thinking of pushing the politicians to be more coherent and organized. >> we are highlighting the two money routes to the refugees take into the continent. from what you know, people that you speak to, where do these refugees get information from to be able to follow those routes? >> well, they are certainly not all refugees. you keep consulting them refugees and we know many are, but many are economic migrants. one should be clear about this. if you call them all refugees, there's a danger that the refugee convention will be weakened. it is terribly important for governments. let's be clear about the people
coming, a mixture of asylum seekers. most seek asylum, but many are returned because they are economic migrants. many are accepted because they are genuine, proven to be genuine refugees. they are coming photographer all different reasons and places. they are coming from afghanistan, pakistan, syria, iraq, eritrea, nigeria, west africa. some of coming from countries where there are severe human rights abuses. indeed, they are typically granted asylum status, refugees. others are economic migrants and we need a different solution for them. >> what kind of solution are you talking about here? >> well, i think we need to recognize that europe has a labor shortage in many cases. we need to have a mixed, a certain migration flow so the people can come in and harvest crops and then go home. many migrants actually want to stay home with their family. they don't mind going off to work for a harvest season
provided they can go back. there isn't a proper system for that. equally, we need a system for people to come and be accepted into countries and be allowed to migrate. there's not enough of that happening. instead, we have a chaotic flow where people are fleeing persecution on one hand and trying to improve their lives on the other. it is not organized and that's why you see the chaos and occasionally tragic scenes of death. >> thank you very much for speaking to us. >> you are most welcome. >> well, thousands of african refugees strapped in morocco, which used to be a major transit point to europe. the government has taken steps to improve their living standards, but many complain it's not enough. we have more from the port city of tan jeers. >> this is a camp for children of refugees and local moroccans. they spent the summer together and now are rehearsing for a
farewell party. the aim is to raise awareness of the polite of thousands of africans forced by conflicts and tough conditions to seek a better life in europe. he arrived in morocco five years ago. his fight for legal life paid off. he is now a legal resident here. his next move is to find a decent job. >> migrants should have access to health care, able to find work and take their kids to school and above all, be treated equally and with respect by the moroccan society. >> many refugees say they face tough times. some live in caves, but in the forest, spending the day hiding from the police, they try to climb fences to get into the city which is connected by land to morocco but is part of europe. >> i am here for one purpose, to get to europe. we live in the forest.
each morning, we go out looking for something to eat. we have nothing. life here is tough. >> with that, a group of refugees in the northern city, they all say they face discrimination every day. a volunteer teaches young migrants english, an experience she says has changed her life. >> when i came the first day, i wasn't really into it, but then, we had this close relationship and i saw a really different side of them that was hidden. we have different ideas about the people and some of our people, too, but then the more i know them and the more i spend time with them, the more i get attached to them. >> thousands are now legal residents in morocco, which means they have permission to stay, but there are thousands more who say they have been abandoned, betrayed by rich
nations. now that europe stepped up border controls, many migrants find themselves trapped here in morocco. this is their dream, europe, on the other side of the mediterranean. to get there, they say they have no other option but to leave at night and attempt the dangerous crossing by boat. al jazeera, tan jeers. >> >> the roads around this town are too dangerous for the iraqi military and civilians to use. that is why the government needs to airlift supplies into this town. this air base in nearby al baghdadi is the only lifeline. it is surrounded by isil fighters. many of its people left because
the armed group has launched too fast to capture one of the last population centers that hasn't fallen to its forces. those still in the town are largely cut off from the rest of the country. weekly deliveries of humanitarian aid helps them survive. >> one sack of flour costs around $900. most of the time we sleep without eating with that we can't afford food. >> these people are poor and prefer to stay in their homes. life here hasn't been easy. >> we are thankful for the aid, but there is a lack of electricity. we ask the government to help us. >> it has long been an isil target, surrounded by desert, but it hasn't been easy defending this town. in one offensive, isil used 39 suicide car bombings. >> the enemy has tried to advance and attacked it more than 100 times in the past year and a half.
isil has still not been able to enter and establish a food hold in the region. >> the road is an important supply line, but has it been vulnerable to attacks. it links the air base to one of iraq's most important structures. the dam is the second largest in the country, and contributes a third of iraq's electricity needs. it could be used as a weapon of war if isil decides to open the gates and flood the neighboring areas. >> the u.s. expanded air campaign against isil and sense at that then, u.s. assistance has been one of the main reasons isil hasn't been able to capture the area and its dam. the area is important to the u.s., because it is close to the air base where its military advisors are training sunni tribal fighters. >> u.s. air cover has so far allowed iraqi forces and local sunni fighters to hold it, but for now, ground troops are in no position to use this area as a staging ground to take on isil.
the armed group controls most of anbar province. al jazeera, baghdad. >> china said the tie betten area is under its control. celebrations were opposed by exiled tie bettens in india, who see it as a cover up of ground realities by the chinese government. >> tens of thousands of protestors carried the bodies of five killed during earlier rallies. protests broke out last month over a new draft constitution which ditches nepal into seven states. ethnic minorities say they won't get enough political or economic power. >> the southern plains is in mourning. a young man from the village had
been shot dead. he was studying to be the first qualified engineer from his vig, and his family had high hopes for him. >> my son was in the 10t 10th grade, then he got into engineering. i had hope that he would be able tog and work in the government. we had taken roads to educate him. now our hope is gone. >> five young men died and dozens were wounded when lease opened fire on protestors in the city. they had been demonstrating against laws to divide nepal. police tried to redirect goods to cat amanda and it led to violent clashes. >> how can the state treat us like this? >> shots were fired at this hospital tuesday, wounding many, including health workers. nepal is in the process of writing a new constitution and
one of the most controversial part is how to draw federal boundaries. the bodies of the five young men will finally be released. >> locals have been parading the bodies of the five young men across the state as well as back to their villages for the final goodbyes. people here are emotional and angry, saying that the police used excessive force and the state has deliberately ignored their grievances and demands. >> the body of the 24-year-old is taken to his house and neighbors can hardly contain his distraught mother. >> my son, my life, what is my life without you? >> he had quit nepal's armed police force to work as a migrant worker. it was the same force that shot him down. in the past week, the government imposed a curfew, lifted for
three hours for the must not rely procession, as the day wore on, more and more people poured on to the streets. tens of thousands arrived on this river bank to witness the last rites. >> we don't want talks with the government. we want implementation of what has been agreed and we want constitutional amendment. we have elected politicians but nobody has come here for us. >> villagers from different regions have arrived in solidarity and as the bodies taken to be cremated, the crowds of immune to compromise. >> the united nations saying the effect of somalia's four year famine are alarming, saying the number of people requires emergency aid has risen to 850,000. 2 million people are in food stress situations. the u.n. secretary general
blames restricted trade routes, lag of rainfall and internal conflict. >> losing millions of dollars in revenue from illegal mining, gold diggers do not have licenses and do not pay taxes. the government enough wants the minors to hand over portion of their wages. we have this report from a northern town. >> he has been working the pipes for 17 years. he dropped out of school because he says his parents couldn't afford the expenses. soon he may have to look for another job because authorities are planning to crack down on illegal mining, and he is not amused. >> this is my life. i can't do anything else. if anyone wants to take this job from me, he must give me a home, a decent wage and all the comforts of life.
>> most of the gold prospecting is here, but the turnover is huge. a good day produces hundreds of dollars, which the government wants perfect most enforcement against illegal mining has been weak, but not anymore. now the authorities want him and hundreds like him to pay taxes on their earnings. >> >> the federal government said tight regulations are underway. >> gold processing units like this in the northwest of nigeria, most of unlicensed. as such, they hardly pay taxes.
the biggest challenge before the government is to get the main mining companies to pay. >> the miners say they are willing to pay taxes if the government ends corruption. >> we can pay more taxes -- to enjoy its wealth. >> for now, the government wants to stop illegal mining and bring in investors with the capacity to generate revenues and jobs in the sector, which means more difficult times are likely ahead for small time miners. al jazeera, nigeria. >> rio de janeiro's famous christ the redeemer statue has been lit up with images of the
amazon rain forest, part of a project by world wildlife fund to mark amazon day. pictures of the jungle and people were projected on to the iconic figure to showcase the diversity of the region and its important to the global environment. >> still to come, australia builds some momentum in their final warm up match ahead of the world cup. details coming up.
britain has won the italian grand prix, the seventh win of the season. hamilton's closest rival retired from the race with his engine in flames. hamilton leads by 53 points. >> in tennis, it was a good day for the top seeds at the u.s. open, all booking their places in the last 16. >> roger federer lost the service game for the first time since wimbledon against phillip cole shriver. he still won the match in six straight sets. the second seed will next face the american at flushing meadows. >> i'm very happy. it's good to get through in
three sets as the great player. i know how tough it can be. i practiced a ton with him and it's always tough, so i'm very pleased. >> in round two, andy murray had an easier time, the third seed taking it 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. >> the last match was extremely tough physically and mentally, and, you know, like i said, it was cooler today, which helped, so to get the win in three sets in much cool every conditions, again, with a day to recover now and get ready for the next one. >> it was also a straight settings victory for french open champion, who beat the belgian for a place in the last 16. only were you ever two players who have beaten serena williams this season, the two time grand slam champion is into the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-1
victory. seeded second in new york, she needed just over an hour to get past the americans. 2011 champion won in three sets. the australian will take on italian in round four. another through, the former world number one defeated the 11 seed in three sets after nearly three hours. al jazeera. >> the australian shot a round of 68 at the championship in boston. at least among six under par and six shots behind the leader, charlie hoffman of the united
states finished. jordan speith who was world number one just over a week ago missed the cut in consecutive events for the first time in his career, world number one rory mcelroy carded a number one, but is 14 shots off the pace. >> you know what, it's just all the hard work i've put in is paying off, which is good. i've got two days left. there is a lot of golf to be played and charlie playing pretty good golf on top of the leader board is going to be tough to catch. >> football now. the netherlands take on turkey later in istanbul with their chance looking far from certain. they only have three games left. there condition still be enough for quality occasion or a place in the playoffs. if turkey wins, they go above netherlands in the standings.
>> we were third in the world and of course it's surprising to struggle now for qualification in 2016. we had a bad start, and that's very disappointing. >> nine qualifiers in total on sunday, group b., leaders wails can qualify for their first major tournament since 1958 if they beat israel. croatia and italy are tied on top of group h. >> rugby world cup starts in just under two weeks with australia winning their final warmup game, leading u.s.a. in chicago. the wall bees rested a number of key players. they only led by four at half time. two time world champions tore apart the u.s. after the break, cruising to a 47-10 win.
>> australian retiring from cricket. he battled injuries throughout his career and sustained a calf injury against england. australia loft the series 3-2. that's all your sport for now. >> thank you very much. >> an exhibition on china's influence on fashion is drawing crowds in new york. on display at the metropolitan museum of art, we went ago. >> east meets west when the world's most populace country inspires the world's most famous fashion designers. it's the latest exhibit of the costume institute called china through the looking glass. there's no shortage of people wanting to glimpse the intricate
designs. the costume institute held a star-studded fundraiser to kick off the show. as in the past, celebrities on the red carpet made it new york's social event of the year. now the exhibit itself has become a must-see event. >> china through the looking glass has already broken attendance records for the met costume institute with 660,000 visitors. it's so popular, they've extend the show through monday, it's appeal going well beyond the fashion world. >> obviously, there's a large percentage of chinese visitors, and demoinggraphy has changed to a much more diverse and you had
yearns. >> the fashions are displayed with artifacts in the existing chinese and egyptian galleries. the collaboration celebrates the anniversary of the department and helps broaden the appeal. music adds to the ambiance. >> it is visually stunning. it gives you chills. >> we were excited to see our traditional clothes to be pretend in here. >> i learned a few things. thought it would be nice to see chinese art and dresses and things like that. >> it traces influences going back to the mid 18th century. the countries modern significance has helped fuel the imagination of designers, not to mention the interest of so many museum goers. al jazeera, new york. >> thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera. we're back in just a moment or two. we'll have a full bulletin of news coming your way. stay with al jazeera.
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